False Creek Ferries – All You Need To Know

Jul 17, 2019

False Creek Ferries – All You Need To Know.

Whether you’re visiting Vancouver or a local Vancouverite, the Ferries are a great way to get from one place to another. The boats make stops up and down False Creek every 15 minutes or less, and are a relaxing way to travel while taking in some of our City’s beauty. Resident Experts can be spotted most frequently travelling between Stamps landing to Yaletown and Yaletown to Granville Island.


8 stops: Hornby Street, Granville Island, David Lam Park, Stamps Landing, Spyglass Place, Yaletown, Plaza of Nations, The Village (Science World).

Service Times: 6:45AM – 9:30PM, 7 days a week. Times can change based on the season so make sure to check the aquabus schedule. It’s best to check the page for each dock to confirm what time they close.

Payment: Tickets can be purchased on board with Canadian or US Cash, by credit/debit at Granville Island, or online

  • For frequent travellers and commuters, there is a monthly, 3 month, 6 month and annual pass

Over half of the aquabus boats are bike friendly as well as wheelchair and stroller accessible. You can tell which of the boats can accommodate bikes, wheelchairs and strollers by looking for the wheelchair symbol on the front of the boat. *Note, the docks at Spyglass and Plaza of Nations are not wheelchair accessible, as they have some steps leading up to the dock.

For more info and pricing for the Aquabus, visit https://theaquabus.com/


9 Stops: Maritime Museum, Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock (Sunset Beach),Granville Island, David Lam Park, Stamp’s Landing, Spyglass, Yaletown, Plaza of Nations, The Village (Science World).

Service Times: depend on the route you’re taking and can change with the season. It’s best to check online if you’re planning to travel early in the morning or later in the evening.

Payment: All tickets may be purchased on board the ferry. They accept CAD & USD cash on board all ferries, and have credit/debit terminals available at Granville Island.

Ticket books offer significant savings if you’re going to ride often and are tailored to maximize savings for different routes. 1 & 2 Zone denomination ticket books are available for purchase on board the ferries.

  • For frequent travellers and commuters, there are 1 month, 3 month and season passes available.

False creek Ferries are not bicycle friendly and are also only accessible for passengers with collapsible wheelchairs. You can be assisted onto the ferry if you can take 1-2 steps, but the vessels are too small to safely fit passengers that need to remain in their chairs. Most strollers can come on board, although the children need to be removed prior to boarding. Strollers must also be collapsed prior to being loaded.

For more info and pricing on False Creek Ferries, visit https://granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/


  • Note! Tickets are not interchangeable between companies.
  • If you will be travelling to 3 or more stops in one day, we recommend the day pass. The day pass allows for unlimited travel on all routes (for one of the ferry companies) for the span of one calendar day.


– The Resident Experts

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